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122 Southern Historical Society Papers.

E. Gills, Samuel Gregory,* I?ham Gilliam, James Gillespie, Buck Gallagher, Silas Gregory,* William Gregory,* William Hubbard,* P. Hubbard, I. S. Harris, W. H. Harris, Tom Harvey,* R. Har- vey,* John Irving,* Elijah Irving, Henry Jones,* Nat. Jones, R. M. Johnson, James Martin, R. Martin, R. P. Meadows, James Meadows, R. C. Moore, A. E. Moore, Woodson Martin, P. Martin, R. McCann, J. E. Osborne, R. D. Price, W. M. Pigg, Henry Read,* Samuel Saunders, Woodson Shorter, Joel Shepherd, Si Shepherd,* W. R. Taylor, H. Thackston,* Ro. Venable, A. B. Venable, Paul Venable, J. A. Walthal, John A. Walthall,* Frederick Woodson, E. L. Womolk, L. Young,* N. S. Young, J. H. Young.

[From the Richmond Times, September 22, 1891.]

THE OLD TEXAS BRIGADE,

Memorial Stone to Their Heroism Erected in the Wilderness Their Devotion to General Lee.

On May 6, 1864, the advanced forces of the Army of Northern Virginia confronted the army of General Grant in the " Wilderness of Spotsylvania" in its grand move "on to Richmond."

General Grant had two days before successfully, without opposi- tion, crossed his army over the Rapidan at Ely's and Germanna fords and was marching towards Gordonsville. Ewell with the Second corps Stonewall Jackson's old command occupied the left on the Confederate front, covering the old turnpike, and in his ad- vance was first to meet and check the enemy. His corps had been in winter quarters about Orange Courthouse, and hence was nearest to the enemy. Longstreet, with his corps, was in winter quarters about Gordonsville, and did not arrive upon the scene of impending conflict, on the Confederate right, until May 6th, when he arrived in time to give much needed relief to the troops of A. P. Hill, who had been fighting steadily during this and the day previous. The battle-line of Ewell' s corps extended across the old turnpike, which was about his centre, and on which was their heaviest fighting. A. P. Hill and Longstreet' s troops marched down and occupied the

  • Died in service.